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Hi everyone, this is Jessica from JewelryTutorialHQ.com
Today I'm going to show you how to make these fun beaded hoop earrings.
And I've got something exciting to share with you as well.
This video is sponsored by my friend Beachartz and we're having a giveaway where you can
enter to win the very same beads that I use to make these earrings.
Click here to find out more and to enter to win these beautiful beads from Beachartz.
Now, let's make some earrings!
I'm going to start you off by showing you a little trick I use to get the same size
loops every time.
Just use a fine-tipped sharpie marker right on my round nosed pliers on the jaw that faces
me when I'm holding it in my dominant hand.
So if you're a lefty, you want to mark it on the other side.
I'm starting with an 8 inch piece of 22 gauge half hard copper wire, and make sure I can't
feel the end sticking out between the jaws.
And I'm going to twist away from me, let go, twist away again,
and I'm going to keep repeating this until I've gone around two full times and I come
back to where the first end of the wire is.
And I'm just going to pull it straight, now I've got a little coiled loop.
Now I'm going to take 4 inches of beads, and I'm telling you in inches because that means
you can use different sized beads and still get the same result.
These are size 6/0 glass beads which means they're about 4mm.
So I've got 4 inches of beads now, and I'm going to take the end of the wire and pass
it through the loop.
I'm just going to gently curve the beads around.
And I'm going to pull this tight
and grab my chain nose pliers and hold that in place and bend it so that should stop it
from sliding around.
Now I can just reshape this as necessary.
Now I'm going to grab the wire with my round nose pliers, lining it up with the mark on
and I'm about 1/4 inch up, and I'm just going to bend the wire away until my wrist won't
move any more,
and then grab the end of the wire and pull it around the rest of the way.
Now that's a little crooked so I'm just going to kink that back to straighten up that loop.
Now with my chain nose pliers I'm going to hold on to that loop and twist the wire around
and I'm going to hold it like this so you can see what I'm doing.
I want to pull this wire straight down - see it's not quite centered so I'm going to bend
it over just a little bit and try again.
I want it to come straight down between the two beads at the top like that.
Now, with my flush cutters - use the back of the flush cutters so you get a flush cut
a little bit more than a quarter of an inch, cut it off.
And then, again with the round nose pliers, lining up with the mark on the jaw
twist it away from me, do that a couple of times until the end of the wire meets itself
Now I'm just going to straighten up this loop, and this might be sticking out a little bit
so I'm going to push that back a bit so that it will line up and it will hang straight.
Now we've got our first beaded hoop!
We're ready to make the second part -
So we're doing the same thing again- we're just going to make a double coiled loop, using
the same technique as before.
This piece of wire is about 5 inches long, and I'm going to thread on 2 inches of beads
in my second color this time.
Another reason I like to measure instead of counting beads is because a lot of times these
beads aren't always the same size, so 18 beads on this one might not measure the same as
the other one.
So we're going to do the same that we did before, just kind of curve the beads around
and thread the end of the wire through the loop and pull it tight.
And then use your chain nose pliers to make a 90 degree angle to help hold it in place.
I'm going to cut this using the back of my flush cutters at about 1/4 of an inch long.
And using my round nose pliers lined up with the mark, just twist until the wire meets
So this is just a single loop that we're going to be able to open so we can hook it to the
Now with your chain nose pliers we're going to use a twisting motion just like when you
open a jump ring.
That will help not bend the loop out of shape. And hook it through the loop on the big hoop
and using that same twisting motion close the loop. Just kind of rock it back and forth
until you get it closed.
I've done the same on both hoops.
Now I made a mistake before - I should have made this loop facing side to side instead
of front to back, because this is the way I want my earrings to hang.
Now if you want them to face to the side, that's fine, it's a matter of personal preference
but it's real easy to fix.
You just use your chain nose pliers and twist about a quarter of a turn until the loop faces
the right way.
No sweat - I do it all the time!
Now I've got my ready made ear wires and we're going to open these the same way - twisting
motion using your chain nose pliers
and by the way if you'd like to learn how to make ear wires just like these, I've got
another great video that will show you how to do that.
Close it back up with that same twisting motion and do the same on the other earring.
And TA-DA! These are pretty fun.
I hope you loved this project and that you'll join me again soon. Be sure to check out JewelryTutorialHQ.com
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See y'all next time!